The Illustrated History of Projection Mapping
Fascinating page demonstrating the history of projection mapping as we understand it today from the 1960’s onwards - the examples in the gifs above are all before 2001:
While projection mapping has recently exploded into the conciousness of artists and advertisers everywhere, the history of projection mapping dates back longer than you may imagine.
If you try Googling for “Projection Mapping” you won’t find anything older than 3 years. That is because projection mapping’s older, academic name is “Spatial Augmented Reality” . The field is also known as “video mapping”, but projection mapping seems to be winning out in the United States.
One of the videos included is this interactive object / digital painting example from 2001:
The is so much more about the history of this type of visual technology, but it is a good place to start. Also highly recommended is watching the art installation ‘Displacements’ from 1980 (!!!) - impressive work.
The whole article can be found here